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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out waves of smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to affect tens of millions of people and cause a spike in premature deaths.

On Monday, June 24, 2019, at 5:42 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a single-vehicle fatality crash northbound on US Highway 91 at milepost 3.1, south of Preston.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Don't envy NBC News executive Rashida Jones, who is behind this week's inaugural Democratic presidential debate and will have to juggle 20 candidates, five news personalities and, it's likely, one tweeting president.

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials mean the "permanent closure" of diplomacy between Tehran and Washington.

CHUBBUCK — Seeking to make a historically dangerous intersection safer, officials with the city of Chubbuck and the Idaho Transportation Department have restricted traffic on Yellowstone Avenue from making a left-hand turn onto Bullock Road.

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CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police on Monday released more than 1,000 files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including video footage that for the first time shows the "Empire" actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detecti…

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran's U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation in the Persian Gulf is "very dangerous" and called talks with the U.S. impossible in the face of escalating sanctions and intimidation, while the U.S. envoy said the Trump administration's aim is to get Tehran back…

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro said Monday there is a "99% chance" that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix starting in 2021 -- the latest in a battle with Sao Paulo, the current host city.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, global coalition that includes Asian and European countries.

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KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human wast…

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A special prosecutor was requested Monday to investigate the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer in a case that has inflamed tensions between black residents and law enforcement in the community and has roiled the Democratic presidential campaign o…

The U.S. government has removed most of the children from a remote Border Patrol station in Texas following reports that more than 300 children were detained there, caring for each other with inadequate food, water and sanitation.

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said Monday she won't negotiate with Republicans who walked out to thwart landmark climate legislation, at least not until they return to the Capitol.

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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse.

POCATELLO — There are 99 Spanish-American War and Civil War veterans buried in Pocatello’s Mountain View Cemetery, but there’s a “forgotten” group that will no longer go unrecognized, if Jacquee Alvord has anything to do with it.

CHICAGO, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced that Lynne M. Kirk, MD, MACP will join the organization as its Chief Accreditation Officer in September. Dr. Kirk will oversee the ACGME's specialty and subspecialty Review…

NEW YORK (AP) — The shadow of Helsinki lingers. Uncertainties about Russia's past and future election interference continue. And tensions are high over hot spots from Iran to Venezuela.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is meeting this week with Sept. 11 first responders following withering criticism from comedian Jon Stewart that Congress had failed to ensure that a victims' compensation fund never runs out of money.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Viola Davis started her production company nearly a decade ago, she was determined to bring about change in Hollywood with a strategic mandate: Normalize people of color on screen.

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BERLIN (AP) — European officials on Monday appeared cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against Iran, with the German foreign minister warning that "maximum pressure" without diplomacy increases the risks of a war and several others stressing that their priority is to de-esc…

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — On one of the hottest days of the Dutch summer, Olympic long-distance swimming champion Maarten van der Weijden completed a marathon swim Monday along the route of a famous Dutch speedskating race, to raise money for cancer research.

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PARIS (AP) — Lamine Diack, once one of the most influential men in Olympic sport, has been ordered to stand trial in France for his alleged role in a system of corruption, extortion and doping cover-ups during his reign at the top of athletics.

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MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Despite withering criticism, charges of hypocrisy and outright rejection from the intended beneficiaries, the Trump administration is plowing ahead with a $50 billion economic proposal to aid the Palestinians and hopes it will drive a much-anticipated but unseen Mideas…

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare officials announced that the income guidelines to qualify for the Women, Infants and Children program would increase starting July 1.

Idaho’s unemployment rate remained steady at 2.8% in May, the 18th consecutive month at or below 3%, according to the Idaho Department of Labor. 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after police say he held six missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at gunpoint in his home.

CHUBBUCK — A new kidney dialysis center going up in Chubbuck will be named for a former medical employee who died in a motorcycle crash, according to Dr. Fahim Rahim, who’s building the center with his brother Naeem Rahim.

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say a black bear somehow locked itself inside a Montana home and then nestled onto a closet shelf that wasn’t too hard, wasn’t too soft, but just right for a nap.